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  • Mississippi River-based line debuted in April 2012
  • Two-ship fleet includes world's largest paddlewheel steamboat
  • Inclusive pricing: dinner drinks, tours, precruise hotel
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71 American Queen Steamboat Company River Cruise Reviews

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ewphillips1999
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2014
Our family, grandparents, parents, and teenage boys went on the Christmas cruise from New Orleans to Vicksburg and back. Seven nights. We had a wonderful time and would recommend it to other families. Yes, the average age was 70+ but this ... Read more
Maeshel
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
89 forum posts
Sailed December 2014
First time river cruise. We enjoyed it very much Food: The food was better than I expected. Can't say that I had a meal I didn't enjoy. Only time there was a problem was at 1 breakfast. Mom is a diabetic and they didn't have sugar free ... Read more
Geraldmacboingboing
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
Sailed November 2014
First sailed on the Queen when she was new (1998) so was interested to see how she has fared during this time with multiple owners and being mothballed. The good news she meet all our expectations and a few more. Our trip was themed Civil ... Read more
Martysteam
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
We have been on many cruises (11), four of them river cruises. I am a history buff so the ship itself is important to me. The American Queen is the only Steamboat with overnight passengers in the U.S. Even the engine room is amazing to ... Read more
rossgregg
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
The stay at the Hilton Hotel was just ok. The Hotel is very large and difficult to navigate. We checked in at the hotel because we did the premium tour of New Orleans. Check in was fairly easy. The tour of New Orleans was very good. They ... Read more
DavidandPamela
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Due to a mistake on MY part, my wife, mother-in-law, and I showed up for our cruise one year to the day early (I signed up for a 2015 cruise through a third party when I thought I was signing up for a 2014 cruise!). The first purser, ... Read more
Noelle George
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2014
Last October 2014 I had the pleasure of taking the American Empress cruise on the Columbia River from Vancouver, WA to Spokane, WA. I have been on several cruises, on both larger and smaller boats and enjoyed them all, but this by far was ... Read more
Nadomom
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
My husband and I recently enjoyed a hassle-free, drama-free truly enjoyable Columbia River cruise aboard the American Empress. I'll concede that some of the 'fabulousness' I attribute to this trip was to due to luck. The weather was ... Read more
Janiceanne
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
Let's begin at the beginning. We stayed the first night at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane. This beautiful hotel, a gem in downtown Spokane, has been restored to its former glory. It was opulent in every respect, a fun way to begin the ... Read more
smurfjet
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
The difficult aspect of this review is to be accurate and objective, without sounding like a company shill. My wife and I were on the Sept. 20, 2014 cruise from Portland (Vancouver) to Clarkston. Of course, no voyage is perfect, so ... Read more
BeeZee Roadtrotter
Member Since 2014
1 review
So "Happy" we chose The American Empress Riverboat tour of the Columbia River this September 2014. It was a perfect weather, perfect staff & accommodations trip. From the very start, the Hilton Hotel in Vancouver was gracious and ... Read more
fudgbug
Member Since 2004
10 reviews
17 forum posts
Sailed August 2014
The cruise has you start in Spokane, WA where you spend one night at the Doubletree City Center. The hotel is comfortable and has a very good, though a bit expensive, Spencer's Steakhouse. The hotel is located so that you can walk to ... Read more
karenseastar
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
We had the loveliest time sailing on the American Empress June 15-22, 2014. My mother and I had both enjoyed steamboat sailings on the Mississippi and we looked forward to this one, closer to home in Vancouver, Canada. We were not ... Read more
TexasRCH
Member Since 2009
1 review
95 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I have taken 16 cruises and this was the worst one yet. But before I get to the problems, I will cover the general items. This cruise started in Cincinnati with an over night stay at the Hilton on June 27 then cruised the Ohio ... Read more
starman1942
Member Since 2014
1 review
There are those of us who long for the romance of travel in a bygone era. We were born too late. We search for the opportunity of riding the rails behind a true steam engine in passenger cars from over 100 years ago. And there are those of ... Read more
Happy Canadian
Member Since 2009
1 review
238 forum posts
Trip started with an overnight stay in Memphis at the Hilton. Hotel was in East Memphis but was within walking distance of a small mall so convenient for picking up last minute items at Target. Food at hotel restaurant was very good and ... Read more
PostCruise
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
This is our second voyage on the American Queen. Like in the past, this was just as incredible. As you step aboard the American Queen you are instantly transformed back in time. The public areas are just beautiful. The boat is well ... Read more
dsinnock
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed May 2014
We started the trip off at the Hilton Hotel in New Orleans the night before the cruise. The cruise company had representatives there that afternoon who were very helpful and informative. You checked in for your cruise the following morning ... Read more
Rosethorn40
Member Since 2009
16 reviews
1,117 forum post
1 helpful vote
Yes, this cruise was in April, and it is now July, but I wanted to see if a few months would change the way I felt about the trip-Short Answer-No. A little background: I am 53, DH is 57. While we have been on a number of traditional ... Read more
ABQTraveler
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
Having just returned from a 7 day cruise on the American Queen, plus a pre-night Hilton hotel stay, my wife and I certainly agree that the boat (it’s hard not to call it a ship, with its 400+ passenger capacity) is a lovely, ... Read more
SLOduck
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
116 forum posts
Sailed February 2014
American Queen Steamboat 2/22/14 - 3/1/14 (for photos, go to www.PricelessCruising.com) We recently returned from a 9-day cruise on the American Queen Steamboat, round trip from New Orleans from Feb. 22nd to March 1st. The weather in ... Read more
ddcruiser
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
203 forum posts
After 15 or 20 ocean cruises, we were not sure what to expect. The American Queen exceeded our expectations in every way--comfort, food, entertainment, excursions, staff professionalism and kindness. The theme of our cruise was "big band" ... Read more
bobprincess
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
American Queen New Year's Cruise departing Memphis to New Orleans December 28, 2013 It is unconscionable what has happened on this cruise. Especially one that costs almost $8000 for two persons -- very overpriced! This was supposed to be ... Read more
muth cruiser
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
30 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Absoutely the worst cruise I have ever been on, overpriced, poor food quality/selection, poor coordination by management and dirty rooms with peeling wallpaper, broken heaters, dirty floors and a bathroom door that had to be held open with ... Read more
padrek
Member Since 2009
30 reviews
66 forum posts
I have long wished to take a Riverboat cruise and so I went with American Queen on a 6 day Ohio River cruise. American Queen starts your tour with an overnight in the originating city, Pittsburg in this case. We stayed in luxury ... Read more

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